Wondering what the right order is to watch the Jesse Stone movies? These aired on TV in a different order than the books were written so if you want to watch them in chronological order, here’s how to do it:
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Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This intense thriller series starts with setting up the journey for Jesse Stone. It is interesting to see the reaction of the arrival of the new officer to the small town and it reaction to the change.
Summary – Following his divorce and the loss of his job as a homicide detective with the LAPD, Stone travels across the country to Paradise, Massachussetts, a small, seemingly quiet New England town where he is recruited by the town’s board of selectmen to become the new Chief of Police. But things are not quite so heavenly in Paradise, as Stone starts off his first day on the job investigating a domestic abuse case that leads to money laundering scheme possibly involving bank manager Hasty Hathaway (Saul Rubinek, Unfoirgiven, The Contender), one of the men responsible for hiring Stone. Will town officials be able to stop Stone from digging too deep into their dirty secrets, or will Stone and his dedicated police be able to unearth a deadly cover-up in Night Passage?
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is an intense murder mystery series. It has a heavy plot. It is interesting and not boring at all. You would like this if you like mysteries.
Summary – Selleck is Jesse Stone, a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise, Massachusetts. Stone’s old habits die hard as he continues to indulge in his two favorite things – scotch and women. When a series of murders take place, he’s forced to face his own demons in order to solve the crimes.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is the third part of the series where you get to follow Stone. This series is not short of excitement or mystery that is for sure. It is full of action and adventure just like the first two.
Summary – Settling into his role as the new Chief of Police in the town of Paradise, Massachusetts, Stone investigates the brutal murder of a troubled teenage girl found floating in a local lake. He soon discovers that she was once a straight-A student, but somehow wound up on a path of self-destruction, leading to her early demise. With hardly any clues, the case leads the former LAPD cop to the city, where the local Boston mob does not respond too kindly to him. To make matters worse, he must also deal with a case of domestic violence that ultimately turns deadly, while struggling with his ongoing alcoholism, his ex-wife and a truly disastrous love life. As Stone learns more about the girl’s unhappy past, he begins to suspect that the affluent world of Boston might be involved and increasingly becomes obsessed with the case. Persistent in his determination to bring the killer to justice, Stone will do whatever it takes to finally solve this Death In Paradise.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – Things are changed up a little bit in this part of the series when Stone goes to solve a case that was never solved. It is nice to see a little bit of change in the plot it makes it a little more surprising and unexpected.
Summary – Finding refuge in the small town of Paradise, Chief Stone reopens an unsolved murder case, digging up clues in an old grave and pursuing the ghosts of a forgotten crime. But it’s not just the victim’s and killer’s pasts that rise to the surface – it’s his own, becoming the chilling focus of a riveting investigation that uncovers one shocking revelation after another.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – Thin Ice is not what you would expect at all the put a twist on it again. This makes it intriguing. Through out Thin Ice you are on your feet wondering what is going to happen next and if Stone will get back on his feet or not.
Summary -Stone is shot while moonlighting on a Boston stakeout, leaving his friend fighting for his life and Stone out for justice. His rogue investigation to find the shooter leads him into Boston’s shady underworld… and into bed with a sexy Boston PD investigator (Leslie Hope, TV’s 24< /em>), who wants his head on a platter if he pursues the case. Meanwhile, Stone is approached by a broken-hearted mother (Camryn Manheim, TV’s The Practice) who is convinced her kidnapped son is still alive and living in Stone’s town of Paradise. Soon Stone’s career and his life are on the line as he races toward a twist ending you’ll never see coming.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – In all of the parts of the series Tom Selleck is an excellent actor he makes the whole series interesting and believable. He is the heart of the show and would not be the same without him.
Summary – Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, The Anguished and relentless former police chief in the small town of Paradise, Massachusetts, while in self-imposed seclusion following his suspicion from the Paradise Police Force, a mysterious series of related murders in nearby Boston draws Stone back into the fold, before long, he’s following a crooked path that lead to none other than the city’s most notorious crime boss, Gino Fish (William Sadler).
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – One of the most recent parts of the series something very personal happens with Stone. This twist adds more intensity to the series. This is one of the most enjoyable parts of the series since it is more personal and touching.
Summary – Tom Selleck returns as Paradise’s anguished former Chief of Police, Jesse Stone, in his most gripping mystery yet. Cindy Van Aldan was like a daughter to Jesse. Now she’s dead. Although all signs point to a suicidal drug overdose-a checkered history riddled with addiction, associations with homicidal mobsters and an involvement in prostitution-Jesse knows his friend better than that. This time it’s personal, and Jesse will stop at nothing to avenge the lost innocence and subsequent death of the young girl he once mentored.
Summary – Jesse finds himself struggling to get his job back as the Paradise police chief, and he is forced to rely on his cop intuition to sort through a maze of misleading clues and hidden meanings as he attempts to solve a shocking and horrifying mob related double homicide.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – “Lost in Paradise” follows in the same tradition as all of the other Jesse Stone movies. Involves a fairly easy solvable mystery. Which is refreshing sometimes. I was glad that the movie acknowledged the period of time (2 years) between this and the last movie. A considerable amount of change, some good and some bad, has happened to Jesse in the last 2 years.
Summary – Paradise police chief Jesse Stone takes some well-deserved vacation time and chooses to spend it in Boston, where the Assistant State Homicide Commander, Lieutenant Sydney Greenstreet, aware of his previous experience as an LA Homicide detective, has sought his expertise in evaluating a packet of cold case murders. His cop-ly intuition leads him to a case that has already been closed, but when something about it catches his eye, it sets him off on an investigation filled with surprises, unlikely suspects and grave danger.
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